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Old 01-27-2014, 02:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy Weird worm wht is this

Saw this worm like thing in my live rock
What is it and is it safe?
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:26 AM   #2
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It is orange with like centipede legs about 2" long
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:29 AM   #3
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Seems like there are a few in just one of my live rocks
We want to start a reef tank and are letting out tank cycle
For a few weeks before we add to its I want to make sure this
Thing won't hurt anything please any advice is appreciated we are novice
Tank starters we have lost all out aggressive fish and have decided to
Start a reef set up instead and have pretty fish we want to do it right
And have a safe tank with no harmless critters
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:58 AM   #4
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Pictures would help, but odds are it's a bristleworm. They're generally reef safe, but the bigger ones tend to get a bit on the nasty side. Up to you if you want to remove them.
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Look up bristle worm.
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Thanks a bunch
When you say on the nasty side what do you
Mean and just how big can they get?
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Weird worm wht is this

Depending on the species 3 inches to 9 feet. A common one will reach almost 1 foot.
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Are they safe with coral and anenomie's
I read about them online returning says get wrasse
And some shrimp to maintain the population I this true?
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They are harmless. Just don't over feed and they won't get huge. No bristleworm gets 9 feet. Those are the eunicid worms which are predators but what you described is a bristleworm
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There's a small chance it's a Fire Worm. They can inflect a painful sting. http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/a...zo2010-1-5.jpg
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